On March 15th, 2020 our State and City closed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Many businesses were shut and sadly thousands of New Yorkers were unemployed or furloughed. Many of those were clients of Leav & Steinberg, LLP. Those clients had been seriously injured prior to this health crisis and had relied upon Leav & Steinberg and its staff to be there to help them obtain complete justice. While our firm had to work remotely, our entire staff and attorneys committed to continuing the tradition we have had for the last 21 years: By providing excellent lawyering and exceptional customer service Leav & Steinberg, will be the premier firm in New York for representing all New Yorker’s who have been injured and deserve justice. Below is just a sampling of the matters we have resolved during the COVID-19 crisis up to April 29th, 2020.
- $812,000.00 settlement at a virtual court conference and virtual mediation for a 65 year-old retired Department of Education aide. Client slipped a fell on water leaking from a hole in the lobby of her building caused by a plumbing leak. The building owner and a contractor were aware of the condition prior to the accident. Client did not report the accident but did seek emergency treatment the next day for neck pain. Client eventually underwent cervical spinal surgery. The defense argued her cervical problems were pre-existing as she had treated for her neck and her lower back prior to this. The client was on dialysis and was suffering from other unrelated illnesses. Further, unrelated to the accident, the client was diabetic, suffered renal failure, and was on was on dialysis.
- $225,000.00 settlement at virtual mediation for a Plaintiff was lawfully operating her motor vehicle when she was rear ended by a truck. The truck argued that it did not see the plaintiff’s vehicle and as a result our firm moved and won summary judgment. The client sustained a knee injury and underwent arthroscopic surgery; but no tear was found. We were able to show the films and reports to an expert radiologist who opined that other injuries were sustained.